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Balnacraig

Building (Period Unassigned), Pit (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned), Wall (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Balnacraig

Classification Building (Period Unassigned), Pit (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned), Wall (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 214084

Site Number NH25SE 24

NGR NH 2925 5329

NGR Description NH 2919 5329 and NH 2914 5328

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Contin
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH25SE 24 2918 5329

NH 291 532 A rapid walkover survey was undertaken of six areas of woodland within Strathconon Estate, for management purposes. A number of new sites were recorded as follows:

NH 2919 5329 Balnacraig Croft.

NH 2914 5328 Balnacraig Structures.

Full report lodged with Highland SMR and the NMRS.

Sponsors: Bowlts Chartered Surveyors, Strathconon Estate.

S Farrell 2001

Remains of croft at NH 2919 5329, rectangular on plan measuring 18m by 7m. Structures at NH 2914 5328, traces of circular structures c.2m diameter and rectangular structures c.4m by 5m. Possibly a precursor of the croft at NH 2919 5329 or part of a township.

NMRS MS/1131/20 nos. 6.2 & 6.3, figs. 6.2 & 6.3

Activities

Field Visit (2 April 2009 - 2 April 2009)

Srp Note (24 January 2011)

The turf and stone footings of four rectangular buildings (NOSAS site survey numbers 1053 & 1056 -1058), fragmentary walls (1052 & 1055) wall and a pit (1054) are distributed on either side of the Allt Baille na Creige at the foot of a steep gorge with a waterfall. Two of the buildings are depicted as roofed on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet cviii). A new track bisects the area.

Further details of these and other associated sites can be found in the Strathconon Phase 4 Report (page 41) produced by the North of Scotland Archaeology Society and appended to this record.

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